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Published on October 12, 2016

Farmers' Market Fresh Item

Week 24: Potatoes

PotatoesDon’t be misled. Potatoes — when not processed, turned into potato chips or French fries or eaten along with sour cream, butter and bacon — can be heathy. Potatoes are high in potassium. And a good source of Vitamin B6 and C.

See our recipe suggestions below. Prepared at home, a serving of Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary or Potato and Vegetable Salad with Mustard Ranch are approximately 100 calories each.

As for types to choose, russet, white, red and yellow potatoes are all good for roasting and mashing. Fingerling and purple/blue potatoes have a more earthy taste and are a great choice for salads.

Sweet potatoes are actually completely unrelated to the types listed above. But they can be prepared in healthy ways as well. And they contain high amounts of beta-carotene and Vitamin A.

At home, store your potatoes in a cool, dark place. They should store well for 2 to 3 months. Don’t store them along with onions or in your refrigerator.


Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary

Potato and Vegetable Salad with Mustard Ranch

Crock Pot Potato Chicken Chowder

Fresh Food Links:

MFMA: Find a Farmers' Market Near You

Minnesota Grown

University of Minnesota Extension: Growing Potatoes in Minnesota Home Gardens

Farmers Market at CentraCare Health — Paynesville

The final Farmers Market of the year at CentraCare Health—Paynesville will be on October 27th from 11 am to 1 pm.

Thanks to everyone who has made it out this year!